2021 / 2022 ACG Early Career Leadership Program Participants

ACG Institute Center for Leadership, Ethics & Equity Early Career Leadership Program—Elevating Great Doctors into Great Leaders

The Early Career Leadership Program (ECLP) is a signature program of the ACG Institute’s Center for Leadership, Ethics & Equity. ECLP (formerly the Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program) empowers young gastroenterologists to grow leadership and advocacy abilities to advance the future of GI. The goal of the program is to provide early career physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as a foundation for the development of leadership and physician advocacy skills, with a focus on building aptitude in executive decision-making, critical thinking, and understanding organizational behavior.  By bringing motivated early career physicians together for interactive discussions and a day of advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill, we hope to encourage the development of the next generation of leaders in gastroenterology.

Program Features:

  • NEW! Open to applicants 1-5 years out of fellowship (completed a fellowship program between 2017 and 2021)
  • In-Person Leadership Course: Friday, October 21, 2022 in Charlotte, NC
  • Advocacy Day Fly-In: April 20-21, 2023
  • Leadership Assessment and Leadership Model Development Pre-Work and Virtual Check-Ins

Planned Fly-in activities:

To Apply:
Applicants will need to submit their curriculum vitae, complete the online application and provide a letter of recommendation. There is no registration fee for the program – it is by invitation only.  **Application Portal Is Now Closed**

Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria:
To choose the participants, the Institute will assess the degree to which an applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the Early Career Leadership Program. Applicants who are ACG members in good standing, are currently practicing within the United States, and are 1 – 5 years out of fellowship (completed a fellowship program between 2017 and 2021) will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

The ACG Institute seeks a diverse applicant pool from which to select a diverse cohort of participants with respect to several factors that include practice type, race and ethnicity, gender identity, and geographic location.


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